- The exterior of the building makes a positive contribution to the public realm
- Facades are well considered and designed as an integral part of the building
The facades of a building visible from a street play an important role in contributing to the amenity and attractiveness of an area. Facades should therefore be designed to have a pleasing scale and appearance, proportion and rhythm, solid-to-void relationship and materiality. Care and attention should be given to their design to ensure the building stands up to critical observation from near and afar. It is essential that all building elevations are considered and designed as an integral part of the overall development.